A devoted restaurateur for 30 years, Jenny Xenakis figured she was ready to put away the durable utensils, shed the apron and fill the last cook orders.
Timberland Homes, one of the largest builders of modular homes in the Pacific Northwest, recently sold its 2,600th home.
The Auburn-based company continues to perform well in a difficult housing market climate. Timberland Homes recently received Inc. Magazines’ award for being one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies for the four years ending in 2007 with a growth in revenues of 71.7 percent.
• Valley Community Bancshares, Inc., the parent of Valley Bank, reported record operating earnings for the six-month period ended June 30. For the period, earnings increased 29 percent to $1,242,000, or $1.08 per diluted share compared to $961,000 or $0.83 per diluted share during the same period a year ago. Assets at June 30, 2008 totaled $205 million.
An ambitious Auburn couple has a dream, and their refreshing concept – dinner by the train – hopefully will succeed in the months ahead.
Cyndi and Bruce Fields are determined to complete the final steps that would open the doors to a 2,900-square-foot, 65-seat full-service restaurant at the Auburn Transit Station. The project – Fields & Co., at 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125 – is about 90 percent done.
The boys are back.
The popular produce stand along West Valley Highway – Fresh Finds: Fresh Fruit & Vegetables – is open with a larger inventory of fruits and vegetables.
“The main reason we came back is the relationships we created. We had many people asking us to come back,” said Joe Brandt, one of the stand’s chief operators who introduced the business to Auburn-area customers last spring.